Friday, September 13, 2013

Market Imports

Market Imports [ Raleigh, NC ]

I'm ready to pack my bags and just move in. I fell in love the moment I walked through its doors. This place is both a furniture and accessory shop as well as an outdoor space (two acres in total) with row-after-row of garden pots and planters in ever shape, size and color.

The furniture is from all over the world. There are antiques here, along with vintage pieces and reproductions, covering all price points. The furniture is rustic and comfortable. No need to worry about putting your feet up on that coffee table you bought here. It just gets better with age and abuse.

Inside the rooms are decorated with farm tables and accent furniture; mirrors, signage and giant clocks hang on the walls; scattered among it all are candle holders, lanterns, old medicine bottles, copper pans, wooden trays, drawer pulls and ceramic vases to name just a few of the items available here.

The stone work outside is diverse and not going anywhere without the assistance of a forklift or four of your muscle-head friends. There are benches, buddhas and birdbaths, gargoyles and garden urns. Whimsical metal work in the shape of farm animals keeps Market Imports from taking itself too seriously, despite being surrounded by "mansion" garden decor.

If you've been to the State Farmers' Market in Raleigh, you know where this place is. It's right across the lot. Be sure to build in some time; this could take a while. Here's a link to their website:

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